Why Stress Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think

“Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”
~ Hans Seyle

One of the biggest health complaints in modern times is stress.

And you know why. Work, relationships, and money are among the top external causes. Add to that the stress of the 24-hour news cycle, politics and daily living.

You can’t forget the internal stressors either. Lack of sleep, eating bad food, worry, anxiety, anger all affect you.

When stressed, your cortisol (stress hormone) levels rise. This triggers a cascade of other physiological responses. The end result is premature aging, loss of energy and gray hair.

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I like to compare the effects of stress to being hit by a bus. The biggest difference is that a bus hits you all at once. Stress gradually accumulates over time. But in the end, the impact is just as damaging.

Stress is a fact of life. So how can you deal with it effectively?

As the above quote says, it isn’t the stress that kills you. Your reaction to it is the key factor. This is multi-layered. For example, it includes:

  • Your thoughts.
  • Your emotions.
  • Eating habits.
  • Physical activity levels.
  • Your ability to relax.

Your adrenals are the primary organ that deals with stress. It can be very useful to know the degree of fatigue they are experiencing. There is a simple test that can measure this. Once you know this, there are ways to naturally restore adrenal balance.

Obviously entire books have been written on this topic. Much more that I can cover here.

If you’ve opted in to this newsletter, you may have downloaded the “37 Stress Busters” report. If you haven’t, go ahead and opt in. If you’ve opted in but misplaced it, let me know. I’ll send you a new copy. As the title says, it has 37 ways to help reduce stress.

All the best to you for your health and happiness,

Dr. Bruce Eichelberger

Dr. Bruce

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